The Delgaty Woods castle car park is to be closed between Monday 26 January and Saturday 7 February, Forestry Commission Scotland has said.
Access to the woods, east of Turriff, is being restricted as a matter of public safety while forest operations area carried out in the wood.
Emily Holmes, for the Commission’s team in Aberdeenshire, said
We’ll be carrying out felling work in the forest from 26 January until the end of March, and while we are working in the area of the car park, it’s sensible to close the car park to help keep people safe.
We hope to re-open the car park within a couple of weeks but visitors can still access the forest by using the Ardin car park but everyone should be aware that some trails and routes will be closed off and diversions will be in place.
We’d strongly advise that for their own safety, visitors observe any on-site signage and stick to the diversion routes.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause but hope that visitors will understand why we are doing it.
Delgatie Castle and the fishing lake which are reached by the same access road as the Commission’s car park, will not be affected by the closure
Joan Johnson from Delgatie Castle posted on the Delgatie Castle Facebook page to say
If you are intending to visit the Castle to have a coffee etc or if you are going to the fishing please use the farm entrance which will be sign posted.